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: Saturday Cinema: Against All Flags

Starring Errol Flynn, Maureen O'Hara, Anthony Quinn

On an undercover assignment Lt Brian Hawke, RN, penetrates the fort of Diego Suarez, joins the pirate band and falls for Spitfire Stevens, a beautiful lady buccaneer.


Director: George Sherman
Brian Hawke: Errol Flynn
Spitfire Stevens: Maureen O'Hara
Capt Roc: Anthony Quinn
Princess Patma: Alice Kelley
Miss MacGregor: Mildred Natwick

: Closedown

: Westminster

David Holmes reviews week-by-week the moves made by the politicians and examines the part played by government in the lives of us all.


Presenter: David Holmes
Editor: John Danvers

: The News and Sport

and Weather

: International Motor Racing

Four world champions - Graham Hill, Dennis Hulme, Jackie Stewart and John Surtees - are among the drivers taking part today in the GKN Daily Express International Trophy race meeting at Silverstone. On the grid, the biggest entry in the 23 years of the event, are Emerson Fittipaldi in the Lotus gas turbine racing car and Jackie Ickx and Clay Regazzoni in two works V-12 Ferraris. With Mike Hailwood and Frank Gardner driving Formula 5000 cars against the Grand Prix champions at speeds of 130 mph, the event is expected to be the fastest in Europe.
Barrie Gill introduces action highlights from the race and interviews top drivers in the pits.
(It's a great week for sport: page 3)


Presenter: Barrie Gill
Racing driver: Graham Hill
Racing driver: Dennis Hulme
Racing driver: Jackie Stewart
Racing driver: John Surtees
Racing driver: Emerson Fittipaldi
Racing driver: Jackie Ickx
Racing driver: Clay Regazzoni
Racing driver: Mike Hailwood
Racing driver: Frank Gardner
Race commentator: Robin Richards
Director: Tony Salmon
Producer: John Mills
Editor: Brian Robins

: Bel Ami: Part 1: Georges

by Guy de Maupassant
Dramatised in five parts by Robert Muller

Maupassant's novel is set in Paris in the 1890s and traces the unscrupulous career ot Georges Duroy towards a position of power and wealth.
(Colour feature: pages 6-7)


Author: Guy de Maupassant
Dramatised by: Robert Muller
Script Editor: Lennox Phillips
Make-up: Pam Meager
Lighting: Ralph Walton
Designer: Chris Pemsel
Producer: Martin Lisemore
Director: John Davies
Georges Duroy: Robin Ellis
Fat diner: John Johnson
Diner's wife: Felicity Stapley
Charles Forestier: James Cossins
Rachel: Mitzi Rogers
Jacques Rival: Garfield Morgan
Norbert de Varenne: Peter Sallis
M Walter: John Bryans
Madeleine: Suzanne Neve
Manservant: Maurice Quick
Clotilde: Elvi Hale
Laurine: Gillian Bailey
Mme Waiter: Margaret Courtenay
Comte de Vaudrec: John Wentworth
Tattle: Arthur Pentelow
Max: Michael Craze
Dancer: Elizabeth Berkeley
Dancer: Unity Grimwood
Dancer: Lauretta Kerr
Dancer: Jacqui Letherby
Dancer: Elizabeth Stevenson
Dancer: Kay Zimmerman
Acrobat: Ted Durante
Acrobat: Reubin Martin
Juggler: Johnny Lamonte
Juggler: Billy Thompson

: One Pair of Eyes: We Must Offer a Vision

...is John Dancy's theme in this series of highly personal films.
Headmaster of Lancing when he was only 33, now headmaster of Marlborough, John Dancy "believes a public school can only be successful if it offers its pupils a vision - a vision of something they can live by, or aspire to".

In his One Pair of Eyes John Dancy, one of Britain's most progressive public school heads, shows how he is trying to achieve his aims at Marlborough - a public school where there is no fagging or beating, where a small number of girls are admitted, and where the old games-playing traditions of "muscular Christianity" have no part in his concept of what a school community ought to be.
Dancy's vision of understanding comes from a mixture of Greek and Christian ideals - in the words of one of his favourite quotations: "To Christ we owe compassion, to the Greeks everything else".

(Radio Times People: page 4)


Presenter: John Dancy
Producer: David Wheeler
Director: Harry B. Levinson

: Melanie

Ten minutes with American singer and songwriter Melanie Safka


Singer: Melanie Safka
Director: Michael Appleton

: Meanwhile on BBC2

Starring Kenneth Williams and The Young Generation
Guest artists Tom Paxton, The Dancing Devils
Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra, The Young Generation

(Kenneth Williams is in 'Captain Brassbound's Conversion' at the Cambridge Theatre, London; The Young Generation are in 'Meet Me in London' at the Adelphi Theatre)
(This Week's Sounds: page 11)


Presenter/Comedian: Kenneth Williams
Singers/Dancers: The Young Generation
Singer: Tom Paxton
Dancers: The Dancing Devils
Musicians: Alyn Ainsworth and his Orchestra
Choreography: Douglas Squires
Script: Hilary Minster
Script: Kenneth Williams
Production: Stewart Morris

: Late Night Line-Up: One Man's Week

Torn between two old enemies, Fleet Street and the House of Commons, Michael Foot, MP, looks back over his week


Presenter: Michael Foot
Editor: Rowan Ayers

: News on 2

and Weather

: Storyteller: Tobermory

Alan Bennett reads "Tobermory" by Saki

When it was proved that Lady Blemley's cat Tobermory had learned to speak, panic spread among the guests. For cats listen unnoticed to the most private conversations and a favourite haunt of Tobermory's was the balcony outside the bedrooms. Heaven knows what he had seen and heard. Even Odo Finsberry was distraught.


Author: Saki
Storyteller: Alan Bennett
Producer: Will Wyatt

: Midnight Movie: Goodbye Again

Starring Ingrid Bergman, Yves Montand, Anthony Perkins
with Jessie Royce Landis

Francoise Sagan's dramatic story of loneliness, frustration and love tells the story of a beautiful 40-year-old woman who is torn between two lovers, one of them much younger than herself.

Anthony Perkins, who plays the younger man, received the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Festival for his performance.
(This Week's Films: page 9)


Produced and directed by: Anatole Litvak
Paula Tessier: Ingrid Bergman
Roger Demarest: Yves Montand
Philip Van Der Besh: Anthony Perkins
Mrs Van Der Besh: Jessie Royce Landis
Maisie 1: Jackie Lane
Maitre Fleury: Pierre Dux
Maisie 2: Jean Clarke
The Client: Peter Bull
Maisie 3: Michele Mercier

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